Our Coverage of the 3rd Union Peace Conference
By The Irrawaddy 17 July 2018
The third session of the Union Peace Conference came to an end in Naypyitaw on Monday, after a six-day meeting between the government, military and ethnic armed groups in search of an elusive end to the country’s decades-long civil war. Here is a collection of The Irrawaddy’s stories on the conference for anyone who wants to learn more about the peace process and the meeting. In addition to the stories on our website, you can check out some video interviews and live streams from the conference on our Facebook page.
At opening of 21st-Century Panglong Peace Conference, Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing urges all armed groups to sign NCA; State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says ceasefire is just the first step
UPDJC bloc disavows comments, which upset Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; Rakhine politicians say major parties have never been asked to self-censor
Critics post ‘Tatmadaw doesn’t represent me’ on social media in riposte to senior general’s speech to Union Peace Conference.
A UWSA spokesman said Bao Yu Yi, the armed group’s vice chairman, fainted from heat stroke but was recovering.
Mongla Group supports peace, but the path to that goal is not the same for all groups, general secretary U Kyi Myint says.
Too soon for decision on signing NCA, Kachin leader says after FPNCC members meet with state counselor, Army chief
Women’s advocacy groups urged delegates attending the Panglong Peace Conference this week to push for a gender equality policy regarding women’s representations across all sectors.
Conditions include commitment to dialogue process and a pledge to disarm.
Chinese Special Envoy Sun Guoxiang said peace in Myanmar promotes stability on the border, but otherwise, China does have any special interest in Myanmar’s peace process.
The military chief visited the UWSA officials in the hospital on Friday.
The numbers “show that more women are becoming interested in the peace process and that women have the capacity to do so,” said Mi Kun Chan Non.
As third session of Panglong Peace Conference ends, some ethnic delegates complain Part Two of Union Accord ignores their suggestions